New Russian arms program to finance nuclear cruiser Admiral Nakhimov’s upgrade

“We are applying for the financing of the new state arms program from 2006 to 2015. And the navy strongly demands about the need for the cruiser repairs” the head of shipbuilding department rear admiral Anatoly Shlemov said to Interfax. But he added that it is hard to say when the cruiser is back in service “as we are talking not about fregate or corvette, but a nuclear ship, therefore we need here significant funds”. “We believe the ship must be repaired and stay in the navy for a long period” Shlemov underlined.